*This post has been updated for 2021.
Are you looking for new recipes to try this month? I’ve got you covered. I came up with a list of 12 crockpot recipes that are super easy to throw together in the morning. If you’re motivated, you can even prep and freeze all of them this weekend (free shopping list below!).
What’s so great about these recipes?
- They’re healthy. (Most of them include seasonal veggies like cauliflower, citrus fruits, leafy greens, pears, or sweet potatoes.)
- They can be frozen without any cooking ahead of time. That means they’re very quick and easy to prep and cook for the first time in the crockpot. (No “leftover” taste.)
- They’re delicious! (I tried all of them myself.)
Our life feels very full right now and dinner is the last thing on my mind. I’m juggling five kids (including a newborn), school, work, Tae Kwon Do classes (for my eight year old), and trying to stay sane. Waiting until 5pm to make dinner is stressful and I hate last-minute trips to the grocery store.
It took some planning ahead of time, but I came up with 12 different crockpot recipes that we could eat this month. These are all recipes that we’ve made before, so I know that they’re healthy and delicious.
12 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals to Make in February
- Lemon Pepper Chicken
- Chicken Noodle Soup
- Italian Pork Roast (yum!)
- Balsamic Bacon Chicken and Veggies
- Minestrone Soup (I make mine with meatballs)
- Shredded Pork with Balsamic Pears
- Shredded Chicken Quesadillas
- Kale and Chorizo Soup
- Stuffed Peppers (delicious with ground turkey or beef)
- Chicken Curry (you can substitute fresh or frozen cauliflower for the peas)
- White Chicken Chili
- Beef Roast with Carrots (only 5 ingredients!)
Bonus Recipe: Easy Stovetop Gnocchi and Swiss Chard (one of my favorite stovetop recipes that can be frozen without any cooking ahead of time)
If you’re motivated to prep and freeze all of the meals at once, here is how I assemble and cook each one (including a full shopping list and meal planning calendar!):
CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE PRINTABLE RECIPES, SHOPPING LIST, AND MEAL PLANNING CALENDAR. NO STRINGS ATTACHED.
If you look at the calendar above, you’ll see that I picked a “theme” for each day of the week and then found seasonal crockpot recipes that would match that theme. (For example, Beef Roast with Carrots and Rice on a BEEF/PORK-themed Monday.) I also included a variety of tastes and textures so we wouldn’t feel like we were eating the same thing everyday.
My husband, Andy, added text boxes to the calendar, so you can swap the meals to fit your schedule, delete the meals you don’t want to make, etc. I hope you have a wonderful February, Friends.
Thoughts or questions? Please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you. XO, Kelly
PS. If you want to go ahead and download the entire year’s worth of meal plans, shopping lists, and calendars click the link below.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ALL OF 2018'S CROCKPOT FREEZER MEAL PLANS FOR FREE.
Your first recipe, Lemon Pepper Chicken has a link to another freezer meal page. Is there no way to preview the recipes?
It’s in both free pdfs. The one on this page and the one on that page.
Hello Kelly! On February 22, 2018, I bought your complete freezer crockpot bundle, so worth the $29.97! On February 24, I went shopping. On the same day, I made 20 meals (with the help of my husband, 16 and 14-year-old daughters.) Our 18-year-old son did not want to participate. It took about four hours with clean-up. I printed most of the ebook and placed into a 3-ring binder and a calendar denoting which meal and when. We started our first meal on February 25 (I cooked it without freezing it first). Since then we have had a dinner every night,… Read more »
Oh my gosh, Leah, you’re amazing! Thank you so much for keeping track of your costs and providing such detailed feedback. It sounds like you are on a roll with freezer cooking. Keep up the good work. xoxo.
First Im so excited about the shopping list and trying something new , now for my question , I used to cook for a large family (5 kids ) now all grown and the crock pot i have is large and didn’t realize there were different sizes LOL so what is your suggestion for crocking for two ? im cutting recipes in half and realize my pot was so big my food was over cooking
Hi Beth! If you cut the recipes in half, I would use a 2-4 quart slow cooker. This post might help: https://thefamilyfreezer.com/2015/09/13/20-crockpot-freezer-meals-for-two-people/
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I was looking through the instructions for the February meals….for the Crockpot Bacon Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables, is the bacon cooked before frozen?
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